Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Bacon and Brussel Sprouts

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Bacon and Brussel Sprouts ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes 4 slices of bacon, chopped 1 lb Brussel sprouts, cut in half 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 2 gala apples, sliced salt and pepper olive oil 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar instructions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Then grab a cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Then arrange the chicken in a single layer on the baking sheet. Then arrange the bacon in between the chicken. Then the Brussel sprouts. Then sprinkle the pecans all over the cookie sheet. Arrange the apple …

Favorite Fall Baking Recipes

Favorite Fall Baking Recipes

When fall comes around I am ready to turn on my oven again and get baking! I love baking with apples in the month of September and of course pumpkin is in full swing come the end of September and all throughout October.  The transition from fall to holiday baking is one of my favorite times of the year! October is a month full of entertaining and parties in our home. So having treats and baked goods ready is a key ingredient when entertaining.  So lets start with some yummy fall breakfast ideas! These Sunshine Muffins: they are full of …

Homemade Apple Cider

Homemade Apple Cider

I was sent this recipe from a water company and made it and it was beyond amazing! We are normally not huge apple cider people but I could drink this daily! That is how amazing it was! I received my Christmas cards from Minted.com and listened to Christmas music while sipping on these apple cider and it was honestly a perfect moment! Plus the smell of this stuff cooking is amazing! My house smelled good all day long!  HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER INGREDIENTS: ·         12 medium apples, assorted types ·         2 oranges ·         4 cinnamon sticks ·         1 whole nutmeg ·         1 Tbsp. whole cloves ·         1 tsp. whole …

Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Walnuts

Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Walnuts

My husband is a huge nut person. He loves any variation of nuts. About a year ago I tired Santé Nuts for the first time. My favorite thing about this company is that they offer a variety of nuts and candied nuts. I always love adding candied nuts to my salad. I feel like there is hardly any brands that offer candied nuts. When I run out of Santé Nuts I try to make my own and they are fine but they are never perfect. Some are too sweet, some get a little burnt, and some aren’t sweet enough. So …

Apple Crepes

Apple Crepes

Our family has a hot breakfast a couple times a week. And by hot breakfast I mean either french toast, waffles or pancakes and all of these include eggs and usually bacon and occasionally sausage. We top ours with my favorite buttermilk syrup and fruit. And ps I am a HUUUUGE fan of Zaycon’s Bacon! You need to try it out. But anyways back to breakfast…so on the weeks where I feel like I have made the same type of breakfast over and over again I try to throw in something a little different and that is where these crepes …

Brown Butter Apple Crumble

Brown Butter Apple Crumble

Oh man this dessert is amazing!!! The browned butter and crumb topping it just amazing! The perfect warm apple dish if you ask me! Plus it is very very easy! The people eating it won’t realize how easy it really was to make! They will be too distracted by how yummy it is!  Brown Butter Apple Crumble 1 (14 oz) Crunchpak tart apples, chopped1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamondash of nutmeg2 Tablespoons flour1/2 cup butter1 (21 oz) Krusteaz cinnamon swirl crumb cake mix Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grab a 9×9 baking dish and lightly grease. Place chopped apples at the bottom …

Sunshine Muffins

Sunshine Muffins

These muffins right here are packed with all kinds of deliciousness! They are moist from the carrots and raisins and crunchy from the apples and nuts. These muffins aren’t your average muffin they are so much better! These muffins are the perfect way to start your day and will sustain you for a lone time! Plus they are a perfect way to sneak in some fruits and veggies into your diet!  Sunshine Muffins 3 eggs1/2 cup oil2 teaspoons vanilla extract3/4 cup sugar2 cups flour2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon nutmeg2 cups carrots, grated1 cup organic sweet apples, finely …

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad

The taste of a crunchy apple is so refreshing. And this salad is just that. A very easy lunch time salad that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. Paired with a delicious dressing just hits the spot. Hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do! Chicken Waldorf Salad yields: 6 servings 2 cups celery, diced 2 cups Crunchpak sweet apples, diced 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1 cup Diamond chopped walnuts lettuce In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Pour dressing over salad. Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar 1 Tablespoon lemon juice Combine …

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

This recipe is my absolute favorite apple recipe! So when I received a fun package from Crunchpak I knew exactly what I was going to make first. When I make this recipe I am used to peeling and dicing every apple. Instead Crunchpak did more then half of the work for me and boy was it great! I have always been a huge fan of Crunchpak for my kids for their perfect go-to snack ideas but since I have gotten the package from them I cannot stop baking with their apples. I had planned on only sharing this apple recipe on the blog with them but …